About Our Intergroup

What is an Intergroup?  Two or more groups can form an intergroup (IG). The intergroup provides services to existing groups within its geographical area and spreads the OA message of recovery to those who still suffer.  There are about 30 Groups in the Dallas Metroplex Intergroup (DMI).

“For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.”
— 
OA’s 2nd Tradition

Dallas Metroplex Intergroup  (DMI) Trusted Servants

Chair Dianne E-Mail our Chair
Vice Chair Penni E-Mail our Vice Chair
Board Advisor  E-Mail our Board Adviser
Treasurer Betty E-Mail our Treasurer
Secretary Jen  E-Mail our Treasurer

DMI Documents

DMI Bylaws rev 05-2013

Current DMI Policy Manual 

Region III Assembly Minutes

WSO Convention May 2016

Open DMI Positions

Treasurer: Treasurer shall perform but not be limited to the following duties:

  1. Maintain the corporate bank account.
  2. Utilize online banking options, including making payments, whenever convenient.
  3. Any paper checks issued are required to have two (2) signatures.
  4. Maintain an online account with whichever financial institution that DMI banks with and to grant access to that account to one other board member.
  5. Balance the bank statement monthly so as to be in agreement with the checkbook and all records.
  6. Receive and process all items of money for DMI, enter same into record book and deposit into bank account.
  7. Disburse funds through the check book as directed by DMI.
  8. Maintain an accurate account of all funds received and disbursed in the record book. Funds are to be totaled and reported to DMI monthly.
  9. Contribute 10% of General Fund receipts to WSO and 5% of General Funds receipts to Region 3, contingent to prudent reserve as stated in Bylaws. Art. XII – 2
  10. Prepare or have prepared forms and reports required by the Internal Revenue Service and/or the State of Texas.

Vice-Chairperson Vice-Chairperson shall perform but not be limited to the following duties:

  1. Fulfill the duties of the Chairperson in the Chairperson’s brief absence or incapacitation.
  2.  Assist the Chairperson in the performance of the Chairperson’s duties when requested to do so by the Chairperson.
  3. Take a roll call of the Board Members, Committee Directors, Delegates and Alternate Delegates.
  4. Maintain a current list of groups that are registered with WSO in the DMI.
  5. 5.Frequently exchange information with the Web Director about changes in group meetings.

Board Advisor: Board Advisor shall perform but not be limited to the following duties:

  1. Be familiar with the Bylaws of OA-DMI, Inc., the Articles of Incorporation, theTwelve Traditions, Alcoholics Anonymous, AA Comes of Age, the TwelveConcepts of Service, and guidelines from WSO.
  2. Advise the Board of Directors so that they may ensure diligent adherence to theBylaws, the Articles of Incorporation, and the Twelve Traditions in any motion, procedure, or action of DMI or the Board of Directors.
  3. Register or have registered with the State of Texas as a designated agent for DMI.
  4. Seek legal assistance when authorized to do so by the Board of Directors or amajority of the IR.
  5. Notify immediately the Board of Directors of any pending litigation brought againstDMI.
  6. Be familiar with Robert’s Rule of Order (recent edition) and advise when requested.
  7. Maintain and update the DMI Policy manual. Keep the latest version of the Policy manual available on the DMI website. Post to the DMI website any DMI-approved changes to the Policy Manual within 30 days after the vote.

Letters of Hope Chair: Newsletter Director shall perform but not be limited to the following duties:

  1. Promote contributions of articles from OA members. Specify deadlines.
  2. Prepare and edit articles for publication.
  3. Prepare the lay-out for printing.
  4. Secure the best reasonable copy price for the newsletter.
  5. Finalize the newsletter for printing by the Wednesday prior to the Intergroup meeting.
  6. Have printed and ready for distribution at the monthly DMI meeting.
  7. The following items should be included in each issue:  Please refer to policy manual

Public Information Chair: Public Information Director shall perform, but not be limited to the following duties:

  1. Read and be familiar with the Public Information Kit from WSO, all OA literature and material, Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, The OA Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions and the Twelve Concepts of Service. Read WSO “Notebook” to keep informed of new OA guidelines and statements. Always strive to preserve Tradition Eleven by protecting anonymity at the public level.
  2. Provide sample news releases for new groups starting. Keep record and copies of published articles.
  3. Send literature to persons requesting information about OA.
  4. Help coordinate OA activities with health fairs, community affairs, service directors, the Chamber of Commerce, etc.
  5. Help with publicity for special events such as workshops and retreats.
  6. Ask for guidance from the DMI chairperson and/or Board Advisor, if there are questions about following the OA Traditions.
  7. Try to carry the message of OA to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.

Institutions Director:Institutions Director shall perform, but not be limited to the following duties:

  1. Introduce OA to institutions such as: eating disorder units, clinics, schools, hospitals, prisons, and military installations.
  2. Provide OA literature to institutions, staff, and people in institutions.
  3. Arrange for speakers and leaders for OA meetings in institutions.
  4. Attend meetings in institutions.
  5. Abide by rules and guidelines of institutions; utilize good boundaries regarding contact with patients, prisoners, et al.
  6. Arrange for OA visitors to call on shut-in compulsive overeaters.
  7. Serve as contact for groups interested in working in this area.
  8. To obtain and familiarize self with the HIP/military manual from WSO.
  9. Try to carry the message of OA to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.

Alternate Delegate Alternate Delegates shall perform but not be limited to the following duties:  Attend the monthly DMI meetings.

  1. Attend the monthly DMI meetings.
  2. Attend the monthly delegate’s meeting
  3. Perform all the applicable duties of the delegates.
  4. Try to carry the message of OA to the compulsive overeater who still suffers.
  5. See Attachment E in the DMI policy manual (link located above) for more information: Delegates and or Representatives Alternate Delegates and or Alternate Regional Representatives Policy Manual